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    Performance Management: Managing Smarter in the Workplace

    Date: December 8, 2015, 7:30am – 10:00pm
    Portsmouth Country Club
    80 Country Club Lane, Greenland, NH 03840
    $25 for members, $45 for non-members
    Event Type:
    Monthly Program
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    7:30 am Registration, Networking, and Breakfast

    8:00 am SHRA Business, Legal Update, Community Spotlight, Sponsor

    8:30 am Program

    10:00 am Meeting Adjourns and Networking

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    This interactive session, featuring one of our favorite labor attorneys Debra Weiss Ford, will focus on effective performance evaluations and performance monitoring.  Participants will learn:

    • How to properly document employee performance,
    • How to properly discipline employees,
    • Effective performance counseling, practical tips for discussions with employees,
    • How to prepare consistent evaluations, and
    • How to use effective performance management to prevent litigation.

    About our speaker:

    Debra Weiss Ford is Office Managing Shareholder of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.  

    Ms. Ford trains frequently in New England on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, wage and hour issues, proper documentation, leaves of absence, and Title IX compliance.  She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters. 

    Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. She is an approved federal and state mediator.


    Honors and Recognitions

    •    Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law, Management Lawyer of the Year

    •    Business New Hampshire Magazine, "Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire"

    •    The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow (2006)

    •    Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer

    •    New Hampshire Magazine, Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment

    •    The Trial Lawyer

    Thank you to our Monthly Program Sponsor:


    Checkmate was established with one primary focus in mind – to alleviate employers of the need to deal with the administrative burden payroll, time and labor and HR management, so that they can focus on what is really important – driving their mission forward with an engaged workforce.

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